New things in store for the Airstream Chronicles in 2018!

Richard Charpentier Airstream, Arizona, Notes from Rich, Podcast 2 Comments

This blog has gotten little love over the course of 2017.  While I feel bad that it has been neglected, I’ve still been putting a lot of content out on the web this year, just not here.  Honestly you’ve only got so much time in a day!

So, where has my attention been this year?  Well, part of my attention has been dedicated to clients of course.  And since August I’ve been learning a ton about drone piloting.  I’ve also been working on a new web project to demonstrate the power of good SEO.  And I’ve been putting together several instructional courses over at Udemy.  Finally, a good deal of time has also gone into some new video work as well.  And that’s what we’re going to see more of in 2018.

YouTube Video for 2018

With the instructional courses I’ve been developing, and all of the recent drone work I’ve found myself spending a lot of time on Final Cut Pro X (a video editing software).  I’ve been doing videos about drone work, recreation in Prescott, and other new content as well.

When I first hit the road in 2006 YouTube really wasn’t a thing.  But back then I was producing a lot of short travel videos.  There were no GoPros or other great video cameras at the time.  In my case I had a Canon Digital Elph that shot super small video.  I set up a portable tripod on my dashboard and recorded interesting places I visited.  Most of the videos featured me driving somewhere.  The videos were hosted directly on my website, and they were fun to do but a lot of work.  So over the years I just let them go.

Fast forward to now.  With the classes I’ve been developing (not just for myself) I’ve found myself more interested in video once again.  With that in mind, 2018 I’m going to try and produce one video a week.  That’s a big goal, as producing even simple videos is time consuming.  But we’ll see how it goes.

What will the videos be about?  Well, what I’m interested in.  Full Time Airstream Living of course.  Drone flight, photography, and video will be another regular topic.  Tutorials about web development, drone work, and building my small business.  And most likely whatever else I decide to talk about.

So, where can you find this stuff?

Right here on my YouTube Channel.  Click this link to get there, and be sure to subscribe as you’ll get updates when something new gets posted there.

My most recent video is about full time Airstream living, and some of the things I don’t enjoy over wintering in the Airstream.  I’ve embedded the video here if you’d like to give it a watch.

The blog isn’t going away, I promise.

This doesn’t mean The Airstream Chronicles Blog is going away.  It will still be here, and from time to time I’ll make sure to post here.  I’m just evolving my online presence, and I’m thinking the video posts might be interesting to a wider audience.  Believe it or not, many people aren’t looking for Airstream stories and travel stories.  A lot of internet users are interested in a broader range of topics.

Personally, I’m excited to try something new.  And I hope old regular readers will find these changes interesting as well.

I hope you all have a happy New Year, and that 2018 treats us all well!  I look forward to hearing from you about what we’ll be doing in 2018, and I hope you enjoy it!

Comments 2

  1. “Believe it or not, many people aren’t looking for Airstream stories and travel stories.”
    You are so correct. Unlike when you started your “Chronicles” Blog, The Net is now oversaturated with Rv Travel stories. As more and more people retire and take to the road in record numbers…going the the same ole places, be they East, West, North or South, and the audience is forced through mostly piss poor photos of things they’ve seen over and over and over on so called “Adventure Travel Blogs” And, yes, I’m preaching to the “choir,” too. So some new twist to on an overdone theme is desperately needed. Good Luck. We’ll keep and eye out for what you are up to.

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    Mark, you made me laugh. Yes, the net is saturated with travel blogs to be sure. The positive out of that development? If I’m ever uncertain about how to drain my gray and black tanks I have resources at the ready to show me 20 different ways to drain the tanks. 🙂

    Back in 06 it wasn’t such a saturated story line. Today we’ve got families all of the country working and traveling. And that’s nice, but yeah I’ve seen so many images of places I’ve visited and most only glaze over all there is to do in each place as the writers move on as quickly as they arrive. I’ve always liked to stay places longer, and sometimes too long (Prescott).

    We’ll see how the new project goes. Since I’m doing so much client web work and video for a new client pool I might have something interesting to show now and again. 🙂 Glad you’ve been along so long here!

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